RE: Alternative Ofeq 11 elements

From: ronlee--- via Seesat-l <>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:02:42 -0600 (MDT)
Thanks Greg.   I have been looking to the SSW or SW using binoculars
since it was near Antares.  I will have to try in a more easterly direction.

> Ron -   Ofeq satellites are generally bright - about mag +3 when rising
> in the east because the phase angle is near optimum since the sun has
> recently set but it fades rapidly as it heads westward and by the time
> its near the meridian it has faded several magnitudes. Past the meridian
> they are very faint - mag 8 or even fainter so the secret is to get them
> low down as they come out of the earths shadow and heading westward.
> Cheers
> Greg
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